• Innovation in health care:  Tech boosts access, but who pays?

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    Sunday, 17 May 2015
  • Digital payments: Scaling up PayPal in Latin America

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    Wednesday, 06 May 2015

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Carnival gets US approval to start Cuba cruises

Cruise giant Carnival Corp. has received U.S. approval to offer the first cruise service in five decades between the United States and Cuba.

Pending Cuban approval, Carnival plans to start weekly trips...

WorldCity Staff, 09-07-2015 South Florida Business News

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Innovation in health care: Tech boosts access, but who pays?

Innovation in health care:  Tech boosts access, but who pays?

 

Innovation in health care is zooming ahead, borne on the wings of new technologies from real-time telecommunications to cloud storage and wearable, self-monitoring devices.

But providing health care for a...

Written by WorldCity Staff on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade decreases 4.04 percent through June


U.S. trade with the world rose to $1.87 trillion through the first six months of 2015, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 4.04 percent decrease since the same time period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 5.38 percent to $760.72 billion and imports dropped 3.1 percent to $1.11 trillion... 
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Willis risk advisors names Zutel as SVP Miami; Global group to merge with Towers Watson

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc, the global risk advisory, re/insurance brokering and human resources firm, named Fred Zutel as senior vice president for Willis of Miami.

In...

WorldCity Staff, 08-07-2015 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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